Journal of Applied Health Sciences and Medicine

Case Report

Analysis of Two Cases of Small Bowel Diverticulum Misdiagnosis and its Comorbidities: Report of Two Challenging Cases

  • By Sakarie Mustafe Hidig - 28 Jul 2023
  • Journal of Applied Health Sciences and Medicine, Volume: 3, Issue: 7, Pages: 19 - 26
  • Received: May 15, 2023; Accepted: July 20, 2023; Published: July 28, 2023


To discuss and analyze the diagnosis and treatment methods of small bowel diverticulum to improve the level of diagnosis and treatment. Methods: The clinical data of two patients with small bowel diverticulum found by intraoperative exploration in our hospital were analyzed, and the preoperative and postoperative diagnoses were compared, as well as the causes and treatment methods of misdiagnosis. Results: The two patients could not be clearly diagnosed before surgery, but they were clearly diagnosed during surgical exploration, and they were discharged after surgical treatment. Conclusion: Small intestinal diverticulum has no specific clinical manifestations; preoperatively, it is not easy to diagnose and is often diagnosed in autopsies or other operations. Patients with acute abdomen and gastrointestinal bleeding, such as small intestinal bleeding and acute appendicitis, should be vigilant for small bowel diverticula to avoid delaying the condition and causing serious consequences.